Book Clubs

The Oswego Public Library District offers book clubs for a variety of ages.  Newcomers are always welcome!

ADULT SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Book Club – New!

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and horror novels. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Contact group moderator Andrea in Adult Services for more information.
Montgomery Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 8 The Bear and the Nightingale Katherine Arden
February 12 The Invisible Library Genevieve Cogman
March 12 The Ballad of Black Tom Victor LaValle
April 9 Redshirts John Scalzi
May 14 Behind Her Eyes Sarah Pinborough
June 11 All Systems Red Martha Wells
July 9 Kings of the Wyld Nicholas Eames
August 13 Annihilation Jeff Vandermeer
September 10 Gilded Cage Vic James
October 8 Revival Stephen King
November 12 The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman
December 10 No Discussion

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Provides an opportunity for readers to share insights and discover new books. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Laura in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  1:00 – 2:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 10 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
February 14 Dark Matter Blake Crouch
March 14 The Other Einstein Marie Benedict
April 11 Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann
May 9 Rabbit Cake Annie Hartnett
June 13 The Zookeeper’s Wife Diane Ackerman
July 11 Behold the Dreamers Imbolo Mbue
August 8 The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Phaedra Patrick
September 12 Cooking for Picasso Camille Aubray
October 10 Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate
November 14 Educated: A Memoir Tara Westover
December 12 No Discussion

Mystery Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite mysteries. Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Contact group moderator Camille in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 16 Anatomy of a Murder Robert Traver
February 20 City of the Lost Kelley Armstrong
March 20 The Black Echo Michael Connelly
April 17 The Chinese Orange Mystery Ellery Queen
May 15 Baltimore Blues Laura Lippman
June 19 No Rest for the Dead Various
July 17 Double Indemnity James Cain
August 21 The Cutting Season Attica Locke
September 18 The Chalk Man C.J. Tudor
October 16 Are You Sleeping? Kathleen Barber
November 20 Behind Closed Doors B.A. Paris
December 18 No Discussion

Award Winners & Classics Book Discussion Group

Discusses classic novels and recent award winners. Meets the first Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Gloria in Adult Services for more information. 
Oswego Campus 
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 3 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
February 7 The Second Mrs. Hockaday Susan Rivers
March 7 Lab Girl Hope Jahren
April 4 An American Marriage Tayari Jones
May 2 News of the World Paulette Giles
June 6 The Big Burn Timothy Egan
July 11 The Leisure Seeker Michael Zadoorian
August 1 Summer Hours at the Robbers Library Sue Halpern
September 5 How to Be Safe Tom McAllister
October 3 The Stars Are Fire Anita Shreve
November 7 There, There Tommy Orange
December 5 Virgil Wander Leif Enger

NEXT CHAPTER BOOK CLUB

Adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will read and discuss a book together.  Join us to have fun reading, learning, and making new friends!
Ages 16 – Adult
Oswego Campus  |  4:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday, April 5, 12, 26
Friday, May 10, 24, 31
Friday, June 14, 21, 28

YOUNG ADULT SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

For additional information about any of the Young Adult Services Book Clubs, contact Young Adult Services at 630-978-1655 or email YoungAdultServices@oswego.lib.il.us.  Registration is required.

PIZZA & PAGES

Come ready to talk about some of your favorite books and enjoy some pizza!
Grades 6-9
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, July 25

YOUTH SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

For more information about any of the Youth Services Book Clubs, contact Youth Services at 630-978-1272 or email youthreference@oswego.lib.il.us.  Registration is required.

MISS BECKY’S BOOK CLUB

We’ll read a great book, discuss, and do a related activity at each class. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.
Grades K – 1
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm

Date Title Author
June 19 Alfie Thyra Heder
July 17 A Big Mooncake for Little Star Grace Lin
August 21 The Day You Begin Jacqueline Woodson

KIDS + BOOKS = FUN!

At each class we’ll start reading a book & do a related activity. Copies of the book will be available to finish at home. Meets the Food may be served at this program.
Grades 2 – 3
Montgomery Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm
Wednesdays, June 26, July 24, August 28

I Survived This Book Club

If you love the I Survived, series you’ll want to come to this book club. Each month we’ll read one of the books and do an awesome activity related to the story. Meets the third Monday of each month.
Grades 4– 5
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:15 pm

Date Title Author
June 17 I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Lauren Tarshis
July 15 I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 Lauren Tarshis
August 19 I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 Lauren Tarshis

BOOKING THRU FICTION

Read this month’s selection and come to discuss the book. We’ll explore a different genre each month. Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Grades 4 – 5
Montgomery Campus  |  6:30 – 7:00 pm

Date Title Author
June 25 Fuzzy Mud Louis Sachar
July 23 Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Liesl Shurtliff
August 27 Smile Raina Telgemeier